IWRO Poor Relief Index - List of Paupers
Records of the Guardians of the PoorThe Isle of Wight Union records Out Relief under the Poor Law Acts are held by the Isle of Wight Record Office (IWRO) and have been based on registers compiled, for the most part by clerks of the Guardians of the Poor, see iwight.com/council/OtherServices/Record-Office/Using-the-Record-Office.
The registers have been transcribed by IWFHS Volunteers, and we can present them as a searchable database.
As with all such records there may be errors in transcription so it is best to check with the original registers if possible.
Handwritten records of meetings of the Guardians of the PoorThese record payments made for Out Relief i.e. where the person concerned was not accommodated in the House of Industry.
- 1a. Names of the Guardians and Directors present
- 1b. Minutes of specific actions taken, or to be taken by, or on behalf of the Guardians and Directors
- 2. Payments to individuals granted by named Guardians and Directors
- 3. Payments to individuals granted by the Committee
Printed Lists of Paupers, by Year and QuarterThese lists record payments made for Out Relief i.e. where the person concerned was not accommodated in the House of Industry.
The database of lists can be searched by year - quarter.